Philoda: Congress president Mallikarjuna Kharge has expressed confidence that the Congress party will form the government by getting a majority in the Gujarat assembly elections.
Assembly elections are going on in two phases in Gujarat. Out of the total 182 assembly constituencies, preliminary elections were held yesterday (Dec. 1) for 89 constituencies. In this, 59 percent votes were recorded. The second phase of elections for 93 constituencies will be held on the 5th. The election campaign will be over here tomorrow. In this case, the election campaign in Gujarat has reached its peak.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to campaign in Banaskantha district today. In view of this, he had darshan of Sami today (Dec 2) at Okanath temple in the district.
In this case, Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge campaigned in Biloda, Gujarat today. Speaking then, he alleged that unemployment in the country has increased to an unprecedented level during the Narendra Modi-led regime. He criticized the BJP for not fulfilling its promises regarding employment, but asked the BJP whether it would blame the Congress for this too.
Mallikarjuna Kharge pointed out that crude oil prices have come down drastically in the international market. He said that when the Congress was in power, on May 16, 2014, the price of a barrel of crude oil was 107.09 dollars and now it has decreased to 87.55 dollars. But on May 16, 2014, a liter of petrol in Delhi cost Rs. 71.51 and one liter of diesel Rs. 57.28, Mallikarjuna Kharge said that now one liter of petrol is Rs.96.72 and one liter of diesel is Rs. He mentioned that it is also 89.62. He alleged that although the price of crude oil has fallen to the lowest level in the last 10 months, the price of petrol and diesel is still high in the market.
Mallikarjuna Kharge said that people are very dissatisfied with the BJP and said that it will reverberate in the Gujarat assembly elections. He also expressed hope that the Congress would get absolute majority in the Gujarat assembly elections and form the government.